Henry Guillaume SCHLESINGER ✿

Henry Guillaume SCHLESINGER (1814-1893) was a French-German painter, born in Frankfurt am Main in Prussia. He first studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna, then continued his artistic education in Paris.

Paulina WILK, 1980 ✿

Paulina Wilk is a Polish painter and graphist born in 1980. She studied graphic design at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Maria Sklodowska-Curie where she graduated with honors. Her thesis was entitled "Illustrations in the magazines of Lubelskie in the years 1918-1938".

Mary Jane Q CROSS, 1951 ✿

Angelo mio
sento il tuo profumo nell'aria
volteggiarmi nel tuo spirito respiro
Ora, sento la tua anima
stringersi a me
nel tuo abbraccio così celestiale
e miracoloso...
Sembra caduto dal cielo!

~ Catherine La Rose©2022 ~

Mian SITU ~ Portraits ✿

Mian Situ (司徒绵) Chinese/American artist born in 1953 in Southern China, Mian Situ’s received his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, formerly Canton.  During his schooling, he experimented with various artistic styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism. He was also deeply influenced by the 19th Century European Academic Realism that traveled to Russia and was eventually imported to China.

Hans CANON ✿

Hans Canon or Johann von Straschiripka (1829-1885) was an Austrian history and portrait painter. Hans Canon attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1845 and had Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Carl Rahl as teachers.

Raoul DUFY ~ Still Life/Flowers ✿

Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French painter, set designer and draftsman, Raoul Dufy was Influenced by Boudin's impressionism, he later sided with the Fauves, but his training took place irregularly, having had to start working already at fourteen.

Ritornello amoroso di Catherine La Rose

Ti ho lasciato andare
come un mare impetuoso
a disfare il giorno
spettinare le ore
e stordire in questo disordine
il canto di un passero giocoso

Piotr TOPOLSKI, 1960 ✿

Piotr Topolski is a contemporary talented Polish Portrait Painter, he was born in Kielce in 1960. He attended Krakow's Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He specialises in oil portraiture in the traditional painting style of the Old Masters.

Thomas BLACKSHEAR, 1955 ✿

Thomas Richman Blackshear II is an African-American artist illustrator, many of whose paintings adorn Evangelical churches. He is also a sculptor and a designer of ornaments, often of African American themes.

Trent GUDMUNDSEN, 1978 ✿

Trent Gudmundsen is an American artist, born in 1978 in California, USA, grew up in a small Utah farming community where he began oil painting at the age of 14. Trent Gudmundsen is described as "a young artist who has the mature brushstroke of someone who's been painting for 50 years or more". With a love of both impressionism and detail, Gudmundsen approaches his paintings with a "less is more" attitude, but delights in adding just the right amount of detail where necessary.


Antonio Bresciani (Napoli, 1902 – 1998) è stato un pittore italiano. Figlio di un decoratore, è stato uno dei pittori napoletani più importanti del Novecento. Allievo di Vincenzo Volpe all'Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli, nel 1924 vince il premio destinato agli allievi della Leonardo da Vinci Art School di New York e nel 1925 si diploma in pittura.

Giovanni PARLATO, 1957 ✿

Giovanni Parlato is an Italian painter born in 1957 in Vico Equense on the Sorrento Peninsula. He studies at the Sorrento Art Institute and perfects himself at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. His art distances itself from the artistic avant-garde linked to the sphere of abstractionism.

Cecilia BEAUX (1855-1942) ✿

Cecilia BEAUX (Philadelphia, 1855 - Gloucester, 1942) was an American painter, Portraitist, she was an authoritative exponent of American Impressionism. She went on to study in Paris, strongly influenced by two classical painters Tony Robert-Fleury and William-Adolphe Bouguereau, who avoided avant-garde movements. In turn, she resisted impressionism and cubism, remaining a strongly individual figurative artist.


Adolfo Belimbau (Il Cairo, 1845 – Firenze, 1938) è stato un pittore italiano.  Nato in Egitto da una famiglia toscana di origini ebraiche, inizia ad interessarsi alla pittura sotto la guida del pittore livornese Felice Provenzal.


Nancy Seamons Crookston is a Californian artist born in 1948, awarded the title of Master Oil Painter of America.  She loves capturing the human figure in moments of stillness and reflection, as well as painting plein air. Whether it’s the Rocky Mountains of her birth town in Utah, or a city scape of San Francisco, her paintings are often described as peaceful and calming.


Oreste Albertini (1887-1953) è stato un pittore italiano, nato a Torre del Mangano, Pavia. Frequentò la Scuola civica di pittura a Pavia, a tredici anni divenne apprendista affreschista presso Cesare Maroni.

Pietro BOUVIER (1839-1927) ✿

Pietro Bouvier (Milano, 16 novembre 1839 – Milano, 18 novembre 1927) è stato un pittore italiano. Pietro Bouvier è nato a Milano nel 1839. La sua famiglia è di origine svizzera. Sin da giovane è attratto dal disegno e dell'arte e iniziò la sua carriera artistica collaborando con il padre, che era intagliatore. All'Accademia di Brera frequenta i corsi di Raffaele Casnedi e di Francesco Hayez insieme a Francesco Didioni. Pur legandosi alla pittura scapigliata rimarrà influenzato dal romanticismo lombardo.

Vittorio GUSSONI ✿

Vittorio Gussoni (1893-1968) was a Italian painter. He comes from a family of artists and learned the first elements of drawing from his father, then at the Brera Academy he was a pupil of Cesare Tallone, before the war and of Ambrogio Alciati afterwards. He exhibited for the first time at the Brera Biennale in 1922 and was immediately appointed honorary member of that Academy.


Karl Gussow (1843-1907) was a German painter and university professor. His early inclination to art was encouraged by his family so, as soon as he completed his secondary schooling, he was enrolled at the newly founded Grand-Ducal Saxon Art School, Weimar.

Charles Victor THIRION ✿

Victor Charles Thirion (1833-1878) was a French painter and engraver, born in the town of Langres in the Haute Saône region of France. He moved to Paris to study at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts under William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), the leading salon painter and teacher of his generation, and under Marc Gabriel Charles Gleyre (1808-1874).

Henri GERVEX ~ Ballet ✿

Henri Gervex (Paris, 1852-1929) was a French Academic painter who studied painting under Alexandre Cabanel, Pierre-Nicolas Brisset, and Eugène Fromentin.

Johann Baptist REITER ✿

Johann Baptist Reiter (1813, Linz - 1890, Vienna) was an Austrian portrait and genre painter of the Biedermeier period. His father was a master carpenter. He spent three years as an apprentice at his father's company, painting furniture, signs and crosses.

Jim FARRANT, 1972 ✿

Jim Farrant is a British painter, born in Taunton Somerset in 1972, Jim attended Portsmouth College of Art. After a period of travel throughout America and Australia he commenced painting full-time in 2002 and has had considerable success since then. Jim’s work is inspired by the American realist school.


Norbert Goeneutte (1854-1894) was a French Impressionist painter, born in Paris. He attended classes at the Lycée Condorcet. Following a long interruption by the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, when he lived away from Paris, he graduated in 1871 and his father found him a place in an attorney's office.

Josef KOTE ~ Albanian Abstract Painter ✿

Ti regalo un attimo della mia vita
un ricordo di noi felice in dono
per l'eternità...

~ Catherine La Rose© ~

Konrad MÄGI ~ Landscape ✿

Konrad Vilhelm Mägi (1878-1925) was an Estonian painter, primarily known for his landscape work. He was one of the most colour-sensitive Estonian painters of the first decades of the 20th century, and Mägi's works on motifs of the island of Saaremaa are the first modern Estonian nature paintings.


Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) was a German artist and writer whose mature work as a painter and printmaker realized a synthesis of impressionism and expressionism. Corinth studied in Paris and Munich, joined the Berlin Secession group, later succeeding Max Liebermann as the group's president.


Joseph Henri François Van Lerius (1823, Antwerp – 1876, Mechelen) was a Belgian painter in the Romantic-Historical style. In 1838, he was already an apprentice draftsman at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.


Cecil van Haanen (1844 – 1914) was a Vienna-born Dutch portrait and genre painter, whose significant work was centred at Venice.

Mahnoor SHAH ~ Ballet ✿

Mahnoor Shah is a Pakistani artist painter.

Alex KELLY ~ Still Life/Flowers ✿

Alex Kelly is a British realist painter specializing in a range of subjects including landscape, still life, floral, portrait and figurative.

L'Amore che resta (Primo Atto) ~ Catherine La Rose

L'Amore che resta
è tutto ciò che è già stato
già amato
e vissuto con te

Achille MOLLICA ✿

Achille Mollica (1832–1885) was an Italian painter of both canvases and ceramics. He was born in Naples. Achille was born to a family who manufactured maiolica ceramics.

Auguste Alexandre Hirsch (1833-1912) ✿

 Auguste Alexandre Hirsch (!833-1912) was a French Academic painter and lithographer. He was born in Lyon and died in Paris. He painted portraits, history and genre paintings, as well works inspired by classical mythology. Auguste Alexandre Hirsch was born in Lyon, into a Jewish family, and was the son of Alexandre Hirsch (1801-1890), a merchant embroiderer, and Rosalie Mayer (1801-1885).


Ignat Ignatov is an artist with extraordinary talent. His paintings have incredible richness, vitality, and emotion that the artist achieved with master use of color, light, and texture.

Mary Hiester REID ✿

Mary Hiester Reid (1854-1921) è stata una pittrice e insegnante canadese nata in America. Era meglio conosciuta come pittrice di fiori Nature morte e nel 1890 si pensava fosse la più importante pittrice di fiori del Canada. Ha anche dipinto paesaggi domestici, scene notturne e, interni di studi e studi di figure. Il suo lavoro di pittrice è correlato in senso lato a Tonalismo e Estetismo o "arte per l'arte".


Norman Prescott-Davies (1862–1915) era un pittore e illustratore inglese. Davies è nato a Isleworth e ha studiato al London International College e South Kensington. Fu eletto Associato del Royal College of Art nel 1891 e alla Royal Society of British Artists nel 1893.

Sarkis DIRANIAN (1854-1938) ✿

Sarkis Diranian (1854-1938) è stato un pittore orientalista armeno. Originario dell'Impero Ottomano, si è stabilito per molti anni a Parigi. Nacque a Istanbul e studiò arte presso la scuola di disegno e pittura aperta in via Hamalbaşi a Beyoglu dall'artista francese Pierre Desire Guillemet nel 1875.

Adolfo BELIMBAU (1845-1938) ✿

Adolfo Belimbau (1845-1938) was an Italian painter. He was born in a Cairo, Egypt to an Italian Sephardic Jewish family from Tuscany. Belimbau was influenced by the Macchiaioli painters, and was a colleague and friend of the painters Vittorio Matteo Corcos, Ulvi Liegi, and Alberto Pisa.

Ralf HEYNEN - Fine Arts Painter ✿

Ralf Heynen is a figurative painter of classical realism from Netherlands. His technique is based upon effective use of light and tonality and very fine brushstrokes. These strong light effects and the subtle use of colour are typical of his work which leads to sophisticated and detailed paintings.

Jimmy LAWLOR /Surrealist painter ✿

Surrealist painter Jimmy Lawlor was born in Wexford in 1967. He now lives in Westport, in the magnificent West of Ireland. Lawlor has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His work is based not only on the Irish sense of humour, but on the vivid realisation that the old way of life will have vanished by our next generation.


Sarkis Diranian (1854-1938) was an Armenian orientalist painter. Originally from the Ottoman Empire, he was established for many years in Paris. Diranian was born in 1854 in Istanbul and studied art at the school of drawing and painting opened on Hamalbaşi Street in Beyoglu by the French artist Pierre Desire Guillemet in 1875.
His painting The Enchantress was exhibited in the photography studio of the Abdullah Freres in Beyoglu in 1883, and on the proceeds from its sale he went to Paris and worked in the studio of Jean-Léon Gérôme.

Bruno DI MAIO ✿

Bruno Di Maio is an Italian painter, known for working in the new Figurative style. Di Maio, born in North Africa in 1944 to Italian parents, lives and works in Tuscany, Italy.


Sophie Gengembre Anderson (Paris, 1823 - Falmouth, 1903) was a French-born British artist who specialised in genre painting of children and women, typically in rural settings. She and her artist husband Walter moved to Capri in 1871 in the hope that the warmer climate would improve their health.

Arantza SESTAYO, Spain ✿

Arantza Sestayo is a Spanish painter and illustrator, she was born in 1964 in San Sebastián, Spain. Her trajectory goes through realistic type illustration (Heavy Metal, Rebel Ink or SQP, USA) to children's (Psago Prinsessan Sweden) or comic strips (Rooie Oortjes Belgium).

Susan Isabel DACRE ✿

Susan Isabel Dacre (1844–1933) was an English artist of the Victorian era. She was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, and was educated at a convent school in Salford. For the decade of 1858–68 she lived in Paris, first attending school and later working as a governess.

Norman PRESCOTT DAVIES (1862-1915) ✿

Norman Prescott Davies (1862–1915) was an English painter of classical maidens, landscapes and illustrator.

Michael ALFORD, 1958 ✿

Michael Alford is a British figurative painter whose work includes landscapes, cityscapes, female figures, portraits, and murals. Alford was born in Cookham, England in 1958l and now lives and works in London.

Mian SITU ✿

Mian Situ (司徒绵) is a Chinese painter, born in 1953 in Southern China. Mian received his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, formerly Canton. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Art, and a few years later earned a Masters in Fine Art.

Iban NAVARRO, 1982 ✿

Iban Navarro is a Spanish Figurative Artist, Watercolor and Egg tempera. Was born in Barcelona in 1982. He is the son of well-known painter, Jesus Navarro. It is in his father's studio, where he first began painting and experimenting with different methods, mediums and techniques.